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WEEKEND ESCAPE
Samothraki: Mysteriously alluring through the ages
By Kyriaki Vassalou
It is widely said that Samothraki, in the northern Aegean, is a mysterious island, one that works some kind of magic on its visitors. This is especially true on a summer night with a full moon rising over the top of the imposing Mount Saos.
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A journey through the cherry orchards of Pella
 
By Dinos Kiousis
If you decide to travel to the prefecture of Pella, not only will you delight in the beautiful mountains of Central Macedonia, but also in the waterfalls and blooming cherry orchards of Edessa, the region’s main city.

Kymi: A strike-beating island escape
 
Built on the eastern slope of the Dirfys range at an altitude of 200 meters and some 4 kilometers from the sea, Kymi on the island of Evia, is known as the “balcony of the Aegean.”

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FINANCE
OMT may be key to full market access
By Dimitris Kontogiannis
Greece’s qualification for OMT could follow a debt relief agreement with the EU, its graduation from the program, confirmation of economic recovery in the third quarter and fresh data pointing to the overshooting of this year’s primary budget surplus, set at 1.5 percent of GDP.
LIFE
EXHIBITION
The birth of the Aegean
By Christina Sanoudou
The history of how its distinctive archipelago was formed over the course of 20 million-plus years, and how the islands became the cradles of culture and in many cases the fields of great battles, is the subject of an exhibition at the Eugenides Foundation.
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SASMOS
The mediators of Crete's warring families
By Yiannis Papadopoulos
In Livadia and nearby Anogeia, as in other villages on Crete, the compromise achieved by a mediator is known as a “sasmos.” It is a process whose origins have been lost in the mists of time but it survives to this day.
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